"Class of 2019, I'm so proud to see you in your caps and gowns today."
Cristo Rey President
When Gissell Vera was in eighth grade, the Rev. Bill Johnson officiated a Mass at her middle school. While there, Johnson - now vice president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School - told students about the local Catholic school, which emphasizes college readiness and offers a robust work-study program. Vera was sold. "I was like, 'That's where I want to go,'" she said. Four ...